Report: IAF Hits Target Near Damascus Airport

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Israeli warplanes struck a target in the vicinity of the Damascus airport at around 6:00 PM on Wednesday, according to several Syrian media outlets.

It was not clear whether the attack was on a weapons shipment, or another military target,  such as an Iran-backed terror group operating against Israel.

Israeli defense officials would not confirm or deny the reports.

Official media outlets of the Assad regime did not report on the alleged attack.

Powerful explosions were heard in the international airport, and rising pillars of smoke were seen, they said. At the same time, the airport’s electricity went down, and flight traffic was temporarily halted.

Israel reiterated its policy of “zero intolerance” towards threats from weapons transfers between Syria and Lebanon.

The last reported Israeli strike in Syria, on October 31, targeted numerous Hizbullah targets in Syria’s south.